Grades 3-5 P2E SESSIONS
Identified students in grades 3-5 meet with an enrichment specialist for approximately three hours per week to foster critical and creative thinking skills. Interdisciplinary lessons are planned and focus on a particular theme for the year. In addition, inquiry-based tasks, service learning opportunities, differentiated projects and products are offered to the students in conjunction with the weekly lessons when appropriate.
GRADES 3: STEAM
Pathways staff members design and implement STEAM challenges for Grade 3 classes throughout the district incorporating science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Lessons are delivered in an inquiry and project-based format.
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SMALL-GROUP ENRICHMENT: LANGUAGE ARTS
Students in grades 4 and 5 who have scored above level on the iReady end-of-year benchmark assessment are offered the opportunity to meet with an enrichment specialist in a small-group setting. Sessions focus on higher level reading and writing skills with a shared-inquiry approach to learning, student-centered discussion, in-depth analysis of text, and project-based writing.
SMALL-GROUP ENRICHMENT: MATH
Students in grades 4, 5, and 6 who have scored above level on the iReady end-of-year benchmark assessment are offered the opportunity to meet with an enrichment specialist in a small-group setting. Sessions focus on higher level math challenges, provide rigorous tasks to encourage a deeper understanding of content, encourage critical thinking and real-world application, and are aligned with the grade-level curriculum.
Students have opportunities to participate in various field experiences and convocations throughout the year. The “Discovery Days” are organized by the Pathways staff and are aligned with the yearly theme. These activities provide students with an opportunity to participate in real-world experiences.
These grade-level events are sponsored and presented by members of the Union County Gifted and Talented Association. Students meet and work with other gifted students from neighboring towns to collaborate on problem-solving tasks, critical/creative thinking activities, and team-building exercises.
LUNCH AND LEARN SESSIONS
This lunchtime enrichment program offers students exposure to a variety of different topics and allows them to develop skills, explore careers, and discover new hobbies. Children sign up based on interest in order to foster their curiosity and promote further exploration.